DotNetFramework 4.0 Final (Client or Full) will not install in Windows XP
Pro w/SP3. Neither did the last/previous beta I tried. I was hoping the
final would solve the problem; that is why I delayed mentioning the problem.
I did have an earlier version installed when the incident started and
thinking it was part of the problem I uninstalled it. Made no difference.
The install routine, either Client of Full, starts OK, then I get a box and
beside the big red X a message: Setup has detected that this computer does
not meet the requirements to complete this operation. The following blocking
issues must be resolved before you can proceed.
BLOCKING ISSUES: Cannot install the .NET Framework 4 Client Profile. Other
applications on your computer are not compatible with this program. For more
information, see Release Notes.
The Release Notes and/or Readme provide no guidance or help in solving the
I know it is not a hardware problem as I have installed this DotNetFramework
on this same hardware in the other operating systems: XP Pro x64 w/SP2, Win7
32-bit, and Win7 64-bit. Also booted the XP Pro w/SP3 version in Safe Mode
and tried to install - no luck, same error message.
When the problem occured with the beta version I went so far as to use
DotNetFx cleanup_tool and had it uninstall ALL versions that were installed.
I then went through the process of re-installing all versions from DotNetFx
1.0 to 3.5 SP1 before trying 4.0 beta again - made no difference.
So, I would appreciate any and all help/comments/suggestions that may solve